Herkus - boys name

Herkus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Herkus name meaning:

The name Herkus carries a rich historical and cultural significance, particularly within Lithuanian heritage. It is derived from the Prussian hero Herkus Monte (Herkus Mantas in Lithuanian), who lived in the 13th century. Herkus Monte was a notable leader of the Great Prussian Uprising against the Teutonic Knights, an order of German crusaders. His name, Herkus, symbolizes resistance, courage, and the fight for freedom, embodying the spirit of a warrior and a protector of his people.

In terms of etymology, the name Herkus does not have a clear meaning in modern languages but its association with a historical figure imbues it with a sense of strength and resilience. Parents choosing the name Herkus for their son might do so to inspire these qualities, honoring the legacy of a hero who stood defiantly in the face of oppression. It is a name that carries with it a narrative of struggle and triumph, making it a powerful and meaningful choice.


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Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Herkus

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